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8 Linux Distros Kids Can Experiment With In 2019

Linux is one of the most popular operating systems for its open source and versatile in nature. This operating system has proved itself that it is user-friendly not only for the developers or the experienced ones but also for the younger ones.

In this article, we list 8 such Linux distros that can be used by kids:


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1| Debian Edu / Skolelinux

Debian Edu, also known as Skolelinux, is a Linux distribution which provides an environment of a completely configured school network. This distro is easy to install and it is a fully configured network, ready-made terminal server, clients as well as work stations. The Debian Edu school server provides an LDAP database and Kerberos authentication service, centralized home directories, a DHCP server, a web proxy, and other such services.

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2| DoudouLinux

This distro is an open source operating system which is specifically designed for the kids. The full version of this distro is free and available for download. Currently, the updated status is at dormant state but can be used easily by a young one. In order to run this operating system, a PC with 256 megabytes of memory and an 800 MHz processor is required.

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3| Edubuntu

Edubuntu is one of the popular Ubuntu projects which is specifically designed for education in schools. This operating system is previously known as Ubuntu Education Edition. This operating system provides application bundles that group educational software by grade level. The Edubuntu team released 12.04.5 in 2015 which is the last of five LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. Currently, the updated status is at dormant state but can be installed and used easily by a young one. You can install all the Edubuntu packages including artwork by installing the edubuntu-desktop package.

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4| LinuxKidX

LinuxKidX is a free educational operating system from the Ubuntu projects which can be used by the children from 2 to 15 years old. The OS contains several educational software and the default language is Portuguese. However, there is an English version which also can be translated to Portuguese or other idioms, you just need to download the idiom package from KDE and install it. After that, you can change the KDE idiom on control center and restart the KDE or Operating system.  

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5| OpenSUSE: Education-Li-f-e

The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution. The release includes selected software for students, educators, and parents. The software selection encompasses everything which is required to make computers productive for either home and educational use without any additional installation. The goal of this operating system is to introduce and make available as many tools as possible for teachers to make their task easier and for the student to learn from.

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6| Qimo 4 Kids

Qimo 4 Kids is an operating system which is based on the open source Ubuntu Linux dektop. This distro comes up with various educational software and applications for children aged 3 and more. Though the project is discontinued yet you can easily download its older versions for your little ones.

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7| Sugar On A Stick

Sugar is an OS which features Sugar learning platform and designed to fit on a USB stick. The operating system will run on any Notebook, PC or Laptop. It is an activity-focused, free and libre open-source software learning platform for children. The distro automatically saves your work progress to a journal on your stick so that the teachers or parents can easily pull up the previous web sessions.   

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8| Ubermix

Ubermix, based on Ubuntu Linux is a free and open-sourced operating system which is designed with keeping the needs of education in mind. It is built with an eye towards student and teacher empowerment, this operating system takes all the complexity out of student devices by making them as reliable and easy-to-use, without losing the power and capabilities of a full operating system. There are more than 60 pre-installed free applications and software.

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Ambika Choudhury
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